Categories and criteria for entering
The Charity Film Awards is looking to celebrate the very best films and videos that have been created for, or on behalf of, registered charities within the UK. Anyone can nominate a video by completing our basic form. Please make sure that you have a YouTube or Vimeo link to the video, as you will need this to complete the nomination form.
Once your nomination has been made the Charity Film Awards Team will qualify the nomination. All nominations must be on behalf of charities which are registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales, OSCR or the Charity Commission for NI. We will be seeking approval from the charity for their film to be entered. Once qualified the entries will be placed in the relevant category.
Films under 5 minutes in length
The categories are based on the charity's turnover for the latest financial year, so everyone has a chance to win an award regardless of the size of the organisation and the budgets available. These categories will be:
- 0 - £10,000 (this category will include new charities registered)
- £10,001 - £100,000
- £100,001 - £500,000
- £500,001 - £5,000,000
Films over 5 minutes in length
There will be one category for all films over 5 minutes in length; however, depending on the volume of entries in this category this may be sub-divided at a later date. If so this will be done so according to financial turnover of the charity for the previous reported accounts.
There will also be an overall winner award for the very best charity film of the year. This award will be picked by the judging panel from the shortlisted awards as part of the judges voting process.
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